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William Garland Fay (1879 - 1945)
  
   
John Fay
   
John Fay II (OPF #2)(11/10/1669 - 1/5/1747) son of John and Mary Brigham
   
Benjamin Fay (OPF #34) (8/15/1712 - 10/6/1777) son of John II and Elizabeth Wellington
   
Benjamin Fay (OPF #91) (11/11/1744 - 3/23/1834) son of Benjamin and Martha Miles (Mills)
   
Solomon Fay (OPF #452) (5/12/1773 - 12/25/1814) son of Benjamin and Beulah Snow
   
Eliphaz Fay (OPF page 50) (4/20/1797 - 3/19/1854) son of Solomon and Susanna Morse
   
William Wirt Fay (OPF page 50) (born 6/29/1832) son of Eliphaz and Mary Helen Lee
   
   
   
Name: William Garland Fay
Last known address: C/O Director Arlington, VA 22111-0000
Birth Date: 19 Mar 1879
Death Date: 7 May 1945
Interment Date: 5 Jun 1945
Cemetery: Arlington National Cemetery
Buried At: Section East Site 4871
   
William died on active duty; I have not been able to get any further information about his death.
   
granddaughters of Eliphaz Fay: DAR Records
   
   
   
William Garland Fay was the son of William Wirt Fay and Julia G. Phillips. This headstone was photographed by Allen Wheatley at Arlington National Cemetery, VA, published on his site I Brake for Cemeteries: Cemeteries@teafor2.com, and listed by him on the Fay message board. I saw it, and thought that it would be interesting to see what I could learn about William Garland. He proved to be a descendant of John of Marlborough, and his ancestry is given above.
   
In 1880, William Garland, a one year old, was living with his parents in Annapolis, where his father was a professor at the Naval Academy. Julia and William had moved to Maryland between 1866 and 1868. They had married about 1863, for their daughter Mary was born about 1864. In 1860, Julia was still unmarried and living at home with her parents.
   
1880, Annapolis, Anne Arundel, MD
   
By 1900, William Wirt is gone, and Julia is a widow. William Garland, still at home with Julia, has joined the Navy and is an officer.
   
1900, Annapolis, Anne Arundel, MD
   
This record contains some interesting information. First, Julia is said to have had nine children, of whom 8 are still living. In 1910, the other census on which the number of children is recorded, no number is given for Julia. So far, the names of only seven children are known: Mary, Elizabeth, Ruth, Claude, Florence, Garland, Rush. Who was the other child living in 1900?
   
While looking up Rush, I found the DAR entry for Elizabeth Fay Rush, which gives her husband's full name. Four of the sisters joined the DAR on their descent through Mary Helen Lee. These entries provide married names for all of these.
   
Rush Southgate Fay followed the pattern of his father and brother, and joined the Navy. Graduate of USNA 1909, he was on the U.S.S. Missouri in 1910. He served in several different capacities before, during, and after the First World War. He, like his grandfather, taught at USNA. He also graduated from the Navy War College and served on the Naval Examining Board.
   
This is definitely a navy-marine family. William Wirt taught at the Naval Acaedemy; William Garland and Rush Southgate became officers in the Navy. Joseph H. Pendleton, the husband of Mary Helen, was at least a Captain in the Navy. Charles A. Doyen, Claude's husband, was Commander in Chief of U.S. Marines at start of World War 1. Joseph Gordon Valiant, Florence's son, was in the Marine Corps.
   
   
   
Descendants of
William Wirt Fay (6/29/1832 - before 1900)
and
Julia Griswold Phillips (7/1843 - after 1910)
   
8  Mary Helen Fay (1864 - )
...+Joseph H. Pendleton (1861 - )
.....9  Edgar Bache Pendleton (8/2/1892 - 6/1977)
........+Edith (1895 - )
..........10  John Pendleton (1920 - )
..........10  Helen Pendleton (1925 - )
..........10  Joseph Pendleton (1927 - )
8  Elizabeth Fay (9/1865 - )
...+Charles Wesley Rush
8  Ruth P. Fay (1868 - )
8  Claude Fay (1872 - 12/27/1943) 
...+Charles Augustus Doyen (9/3/1859 - 10/6/1918) 
.....9  Fay Elizabeth Doyen (1/1/1901 - )
........+unknown
8  Florence Fay (7/1876 - )
...+Joseph William Valiant (11/19/1874 - )
.....9  Joseph Gordon Valiant (8/31/1898 - 1934)
........+Margaret Caroline Bauernschmidt (2/10/1897 - )
..........10  Margaret Gordon Valiant (11/3/1925 - )
..........10  Joseph William Valiant II (9/6/1926 - ) 
.....9  Elizabeth Valiant (1905 - )
........+unknown Taylor
.....9  Julia W. Valiant (1907 - )
8  William Garland Fay (3/19/1879 - 5/7/1945)
...+Jessie Beatrice Lennox (5/1879 - 7/1963)
8  Rush Southgate Fay (4/1885 - 3/1930)
...+Eleanor Anderson (8/3/1890 - 12/7/1971)
.....9  Francis Anderson Fay (5/25/1919 - 9/1985)
........+Nancy Jane Craig (1929 - )
..........10  Jonathan Fay (1952 - )
..............+Margaret Morice (1954 - )
..........10  Deborah Fay (1954 - )
..........10  Eleanor Fay (1956 - )
..............+Eric L. Hall (1956 - )